In a way, yes—but there is a catch!
Given that you’re leading a plant-based life, you do have a higher chance of conceiving easily than your counterparts who depend on higher amounts of processed food and meat to get through the day.
However, despite making the healthier dietary choice, this does not mean that you shouldn’t still eat mindfully. Fruits and vegetables while beneficial do have their own pros and cons. Case in point: a pot of mashed potatoes as a midnight snack might not be the best option!
As such, you’ll want to be sure that even if you do strictly follow a veggie life, you do so by keeping the following factors in mind.
Add Some Protein to the Mix
Chicken, fish, turkey—all of these are a great source of protein; something that’s essential if you’re looking to conceive. However, since you can’t have any of these, the best way of getting all your amino acids is by incorporating different vegetarian sources so you can have your complete course. Quinoa, Ezekiel bread and soy are just some examples.
Stock Up on Greens
A crucial part of a well-balanced diet, leafy greens like Swiss chard, kale and spinach provide a heavy chunk of nutrients that you can’t otherwise get from other sources. If you want to improve your health, adding greens as a staple in every meal should be the first step.
Don’t Forget those Vitamins
A vegetarian diet may be heavy on vitamins, but you need to make sure that you’re getting enough of the right ones. Incorporate at least once source of vitamin A each day by having carrots, squash, turnip greens, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and more.
For vitamin C, have citrus fruits, honeydew, broccoli, tomatoes, baked potatoes, mustard greens. For vitamin D, have plenty of eggs and milk.
As for vitamin B12, a daily supplement would be ideal, since this particular vitamin is only found in animal products.
The End Result
Overall, following a vegetarian diet is very likely to improve your health and will be beneficial for the baby as well.
You’ll be getting enough nutrients from whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy so you won’t have to worry about any nutritional deficiencies.
However, remember that if you’re removing meat and fish completely, you will need to add replace it all with healthy alternatives.
This means no processed food and no fatty or high-carb food.
Even with a veggie diet, keep in mind that you could still end up with a poor quality dietary regime.
Getting the Right Help
As a health and wellness expert in NYC, I try my best to help my clients follow the best lifestyle and diet. People often forget that vegetarian diets—while great for your body—offer low amounts of vitamin D, B, iron, and other essential fatty acids.
But by following a diet assigned to you by an integrative life coach like me, we can make sure that both you and your baby receive the sustenance and energy you need.
For further information, contact Fertility Health and Wellness today and allow me to guide you through the life-changing experience of pregnancy, while following a vegetarian diet!